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March 6, 2014
06:29 EDTDIS, DTVDirecTV discussing internet rights deal with Disney, Reuters says
DirecTV (DTV) is in discussions with Disney (DIS) to license the rights to offer Disney's broadcast and cable channels as part of an Internet-based product, according to Reuters, citing a DirecTV spokesman. Reference Link
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May 29, 2015
05:48 EDTDTVStocks with implied volatility movement; MNKD TWTR
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May 28, 2015
19:33 EDTDISDisney surveys annual pass holders on 'demand pricing,' LA Times says
Disney has sent an online survey to Walt Disney Parks and Resorts annual pass holders gauging their opinion on a tiered pricing system that would label theme park tickets gold, silver, or bronze, with varying levels of park access for each tier, the LA Times reports, citing a copy of the survey. According to the survey, the hypothetical $115 gold tickets could be redeemed any day of the year, $105 silver tickets would not be usable during peak days or popular holiday periods, and $99 bronze tickets would be limited to off-peak weakends. Reference Link
10:02 EDTDISSandvine: Netflix accounts for 36.5% of peak Internet traffic, Variety reports
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07:23 EDTDISBig four networks aim to own more of their programs, WSJ reports
The percentage of shows that the big four television networks own or have a stake in has risen in recent years as owning shows has become a priority due to lucrative rerun and cross platform rights, said The Wall Street Journal. Walt Disney’s (DIS) ABC will own or have a stake in almost 70% of its coming schedule, compared with 48% in 2010, while Fox (FOXA), CBS (CBS) and Comcast’s (CMCSA) NBC will also own or have stakes in the majority of their lineups' shows, the report noted. Reference Link
05:57 EDTDISGoPro CEO says media business 'a lot like Disney,' Re/code reports
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May 27, 2015
18:43 EDTDTVOrbital ATK launches commercial satellite for DirecTV
Orbital ATK (OA) announced that the SKY MEXICO-1 satellite, built by the company for DirecTV (DTV), was successfully delivered to orbit aboard an Ariane 5 rocket and is operating as planned early in its mission. The in-orbit testing will ensure that all satellite subsystems are functioning properly before SKYM-1 is officially turned over to DIRECTV for full operational control.
18:07 EDTDTVDirecTV launches two satellites significantly increasing HD, 4K capacity
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06:02 EDTDISCMGE enters into cooperation with Disney to publish Star Wars: Commander
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May 26, 2015
11:54 EDTDTVOptions with increasing implied volatility
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09:22 EDTDTVRovi gets 'de facto renewal' with TWC buyout, says JPMorgan
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07:07 EDTDISDisney price target raised to $115-$129 from $113-$118 at Wells Fargo
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May 25, 2015
12:50 EDTDISDisney's 'Tomorrowland' leads U.S. weekend box office with $32.2M
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May 21, 2015
14:37 EDTDTVFCC likely to approve AT&T-DirecTV deal with conditions, CTFinancialNews says
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12:52 EDTDISESPN and StubHub agree to content distribution deal, Variety reports
Disney's (DIS) ESPN has agreed to a content distribution deal with eBay's (EBAY) StubHub, reports Variet. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. ESPN plans to feed scores, team stats and articles to StubHub's app, a feature that will be available in the U.S., the U.K. and Canada. Reference Link
May 19, 2015
08:11 EDTDISVerizon CFO says customers 'tired of paying for 300 channels'
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06:29 EDTDIS21st Century Fox expects to continue investing in TV, Deadline reports
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May 18, 2015
08:59 EDTDTVAT&T CEO says gets profitable TV product from 'day one' by buying DirecTV
AT&T (T) CEO Randall Stephenson said AT&T's existing U-verse product is "nice" but unprofitable and that the company will get a profitable TV product from "day one" by buying DireTV (DTV). Stephenson said he expects to take share from cable operators and other TV offerings with its combined offering after the DirecTV deal closes. Stephenson said the company is on target to get the DirecTV deal closed in Q2. Stephenson spoke on CNBC.
08:45 EDTDTVCogent CEO says considering lawsuit against AT&T, CTFinancialNews reports
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May 17, 2015
15:37 EDTDISUniversal's 'Pitch Perfect 2' leads U.S. weekend box office with $70.3M
For the weekend of May 17, Comcast (CMCSA, CMCSK) subsidiary Universal's "Pitch Perfect 2" topped domestic box office charts at $70.3M. Time Warner (TWX) subsidiary Warner Bros.' "Mad Max: Fury Road" landed in second place with $44.4M, while Disney's (DIS) "Avengers: Age Of Ultron" came in third with $38.8M. Warner Bros.' "Hot Pursuit" and Universal's "Furious 7" took fourth and fifth place at $5.8M and $3.6M, respectively. Data gathered by Rentrak.

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